This year’s Manchester Literature Festival promises a programme of buzzing, thought-provoking events celebrating writing in all its forms from 7th-23rd October.
Curated by Manchester Literature Festival Co-Directors Cathy Bolton & Sarah-Jane Roberts, this year’s themes are Friendship, Family, Joy, Grief, Community, Solidarity, Imagination and Love.
From master novelists Maggie O’Farrell, Damon Galgut, Kamila Shamsie, A.M. Homes, George Saunders and Jon McGregor to emerging writers Okechukwu Nzelu and Yara Rodrigues Fowler, plus poets Jackie Kay and Malika Booker, not to mention guest actors, scriptwriters and broadcasters Rob Delaney, Ruth Jones, Sheila Hancock and Nihal Arthanayake, there will be plenty to inspire and intrigue.
The festival also examines what divides us and brings us together, celebrating pioneers and change-makers with events with historian David Olusoga, musician Cosey Fanni Tutti, fashion icon Edward Enninful, novelists Mariana Enriquez and Max Porter, Juan Pablo Villalobos and Paulo Scott, poets Inua Ellams & Yomi Sode, Roger Robinson & Johny Pitts and more.
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